John Long

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John Long is former Finance Secretary (144th Session) of the Philosophical Society. He was involved with the Society from 1993-2000. He graduated with a BA in 1995, a BCL in 1997 and an LLM in 1999.

He is a former winner of the Edinburgh IV and the World Masters Debating Competition. John also judged an unprecedented 6 World Universities' Debating Championships finals, including being Chief Adjudicator at Cork Worlds 1996 and Deputy Chief Adjudicator at Stellenbosch Worlds in ’97. He (along with Ray D’Cruz) was the first Worlds DCA. He judged the finals in Princeton, Cork, Stellenbosch, Manila, Sydney and Glasgow. He also judged the preliminary rounds at Worlds.

He now works for the United Nations.

Competitive Involvement[edit]

Finalist: Irish Times Debating Competition 2000 (Individual)
Winner: Glasgow IV 1996/97
Winner: Cambridge IV 1996/97
Winner: UCD IV 1996/97
Winner: World Masters Debating Competition


Chief Adjudicator: Cork Worlds 1996
Deputy Chief Adjudicator: Stellenbosch Worlds in ’97
Final Judge: Princeton Worlds
Final Judge: Manila Worlds
Final Judge: Sydney Worlds
Final Judge: Glasgow Worlds

Schools Involvement[edit]

Runner-Up Munster Schools' Debating Competition 1994
Finalist All-Ireland Schools